Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 4/26/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (+175) Toronto (-210)
The Boston Red Sox (7-9) are traveling to Rogers Centre on Tuesday where they will go up against the Toronto Blue Jays (10-6). The moneyline on this matchup has the Red Sox at +175 while the Blue Jays are opening at -210. The betting total comes in at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Nick Pivetta and Kevin Gausman.
Boston has a slugging rate of .350 and have struck out 129 times, while drawing a walk on 37 occasions. They have tallied 58 RBI's and 120 base knocks for the season, while their average at the plate sits at .225. The Red Sox have tallied 32 doubles as a unit and have hit 11 balls out of the park. They have racked up 58 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .276. As a team, the Boston Red Sox are scoring 3.6 runs per game, which is 18th in the league.
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The Red Sox have an ERA of 3.67 this year (19th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 148 hitters. They have walked 60 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.12 as a squad so far this year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.47 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.26. Red Sox pitchers have conceded 18 long balls and also 64 total runs (18th in baseball).
The Red Sox have sent 65 relievers to the mound on the campaign. The relief pitchers have inherited 38 base runners over the course of the season and 31.6% of those players ended up scoring. They have earned 4 saves over the course of the season and have blown 4 out of their 8 chances to save the game. The Red Sox bullpen have a save percentage of 50.0% and has entered the game in 19 save situations. The relievers have 11 holds over the course of the season (8th in the league). Red Sox bullpen pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 26 times and also have had 26 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Red Sox have converted 71.2% of balls in play into outs out of their 1,284 innings on the field, which has them ranked 12th in the majors. The Boston Red Sox have accounted for 428 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 117 assists and 7 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .987 which is 14th in MLB, and have a total of 12 double plays.
Pivetta has thrown 573 innings and has accounted for 619 punch outs during his career. Pivetta (30-41 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.59 while he has gone up against 2,489 opposing hitters in the majors. His ERA is 5.26 (335 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.410. He has surrendered 581 base knocks (9.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 227 free passes.
The Blue Jays have a SLG% of .419 and they score 4.12 runs per contest (12th in MLB). They have recorded 25 doubles, while taking a walk 40 times and recording 66 runs. Toronto has accumulated 22 home runs on the season as well as 65 RBIs. They have struck out on 138 occasions (16th in MLB) and have notched a total of 135 base hits. The Toronto Blue Jays have accumulated an OBP of .308 as well as a team batting average of .250 so far this season.
The Blue Jays hold a team WHIP of 1.191 and have a FIP of 3.74 as a pitching staff this season. They are currently ranked 22nd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 125. The Toronto pitching staff have conceded 63 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 3.64 (57 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio is 3.02 (130 strikeouts vs 43 walks). They have allowed 16 HR's and they concede 4.02 runs per 9 innings (14th in baseball).
Toronto has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 12 save chances and they have earned 9 saves. They sit at 15th in baseball holding a save rate of 75.0%, and they have dispatched 64 relief pitchers onto the diamond this year. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 28 times in high leverage situations and also on 13 occasions with runners on base. Toronto bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 30.0% out of their 20 inherited base runners. With 27 save situations, the Blue Jays have accrued 14 holds in addition to 3 blown saves.
The Toronto Blue Jays have turned 13 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (17th in baseball). The Blue Jays have 141 assists, 8 errors and are sitting with 424 putouts so far this season. Out of their 1,272 innings played, the Blue Jays have a defensive efficiency of 70.7% (15th in MLB).
Gausman (65-73 career record) is the owner of a 4.00 ERA and has surrendered 8.9 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.42 and he has gone up against 5,040 batters in his MLB career. He has given up a total of 532 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.280 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. During his MLB career, Gausman has allowed 1,185 hits while totaling 1,183 punch outs in 1,196 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toronto (-210)
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